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What I have been working on this winter.
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Hey guys! Just wanted to fill you guys in on what I have been working on this winter. ABSOLUTELY nothing on the mustang!! Sad But my old F150 was really in need of some attention. I didn't go wild with it or anything but did get it back into fighting shape. We usually use the truck to take the kids racing kart to the track and the ATV's to camp in the summer with the occasional Home Depot run. I have owned the truck for probably 6-7 years and have done nothing to it LOL!! Other than oil changes. So it was in need of some love. Mechanically, I replaced: ball joints, wheel bearings, brakes and rotors all the way around, exhaust manifolds, rear end cover, exhaust system from cats back, heater blower motor, tie rod, tires, and a few other odds and ends. Cosmetically, the bed was shot, rockers and cab corners were gone, inner rockers gone, and rad support needed some work. So I replaced all the busted up stuff and did all the work myself. So I ended up with a pretty decent truck again for around $2400 in parts and materials. Here are some pics of the work done on the bed and rockers. After it was painted I buffed the truck and it came out pretty nice for 14 year old truck here in PA salty winters!!! Sorry new tires weren't on yet in last pic!! But I think this is way better than having a car payment on a $40,000 truck. Plus I cant afford that anyhow LOL!!!! Big Grin
I wanna thank Greg (austinvert) for helping me again with another painting project. He was nice enough to give me a call all the way from Australia with some helpful tips!!! Any how heres the pics of how I spent the winter for the last 2 months. God bless and enjoy!!
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This is the bed on the truck I pulled from junkyard.
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Bottom of bed after patching the cross members and painting
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Last Pic is only one I have of it still clean. As soon as I pulled it out of garage it was snowing and it got cover in slush and salt! Sad

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#2
My favorite Truck. I had a 1998 super cab with capt chair seats and it was by far the best most comfortable truck I've ever owned. F150's rock

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank
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#3
NICE work!


67 Diamond Blue Vert

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DUDE

LOL even my sig line offended somebody!
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#4
Very nice job. Kudos to AustinVert for his assistance.
Sure looks like your Mustang is in good hands!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#5
I had 2 97s loved them both! one was a 4.6 5speed heavy half and the other was a 5.4 auto both died close to 400,000 miles I now have an 08 love them there great trucks.

looks good by the way! lol
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Thanks guys. This is one of my favorite trucks I've owned. I wasn't really sure about the flareside at first. My old bed was a fleetside. But this flareside is growing on me.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#7
Once again very nice work! Also, a good financial decision. Chuck
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#8
Way to go Kevin,

Greg.Smile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#9
Love it, Kevin! Work looks great!

Austin - you rock!

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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#10
I just wish I had that size of shop to work in instead of outside in the driveway in a harbor freight portable garage where I can barely open one door at a time. The cold I can dress for, it's the rain that sucks... we all rust very easy here in Oregon including the cars
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